February 2010

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC) on February 2, providing law enforcement and the motor carrier industry with a valuable tool designed to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by promoting uniformity in compliance and enforcement throughout North America.

A tunnel connecting Orange and Riverside counties is possible, but expensive, according to an engineering study. The Irvine-Corona Expressway Tunnels would be constructed beneath the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest and would include highway and rail tunnels approximately 11.5 miles long. The Orange County Transportation Authority and the Riverside County Transportation Commission are partners in considering the

When $4 a gallon gasoline spooked American consumers out of their big SUVs in the summer of 2008, car makers realized they had to start getting serious about “green” cars. Manufacturers are still serious about green cars, even though average gas prices are below $3 a gallon in most of

Grabbing the attention of teens today can be quite a challenge, especially since they want easy-to-find information quick and in most cases – online. The DMV wants to keep young drivers informed and safe on the roads, so it’s encouraging teens to obtain educational information through mediums they are regularly

U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced federal guidance to expressly prohibit texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses. The prohibition is effective immediately and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Department to combat distracted driving since the Secretary convened


Successive disclosures suggesting global warming science has been rigged to advance political and economic agendas is undermining the theory that manmade greenhouse gas emissions threaten the globe. The latest revelation involves an Indian climate researcher admitting there was no scientific basis for his claim that Himalayan glaciers would melt by

A proposal to require businesses to withhold 3 percent of payments to independent contractor’s amounts to an interest-free loan to the state from small businesses, the California Chamber of Commerce has pointed out to state leaders. “We respectfully urge you to abandon this proposal,” CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg

Top Right: The Compressed Mortality database on CDC, contains mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties. Counts and rates of death can be obtained by underlying cause of death, state, county, age, race, sex, and year. Data are also available for Hispanic ethnicity, injury intent, injury mechanism and urbanization categories.

Highway Users Remind Lawmakers that Taxpayers Are Short-Changed by Administration’s Earmarks On February 19, 2010, the American Highway Users Alliance (The Highway Users) called on Congress to reject provisions in the Obama Administration’s FY2011 budget proposal that would divert $200 million in highway taxes normally distributed to the states for


The climate scientists who covered up research and data on global warming that conflicted with their own views have given their profession a bad name. These scientists acted with something resembling religious fervor, leading to their concealing of important evidence about climate change.